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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Trading Card Meetup design.

Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering? Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.  Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.
(Dancers: Servan Yigit and Zeynep Aktar, photo by Serdar Kaplan)

The Tango Untangled: An Early History of the Argentine Dance

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Where did the Tango come from?   S. Alexandra Russell will discuss this quintessential Argentine art form in a lecture titled “The Tango Untangled: An Early History of the Argentine Dance.”
So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., April 30 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's selection, So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson, are available for checkout at the information desk.

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International. Players will meet on Saturdays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in Room A-9, located on the Library's lower level. Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.
Jazz, poetry, karaoke

Jazz and Poetry Karaoke

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
In recognition of both Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month, teens will take the mic to scat out a melody, belt out a jazz standard or recite a favorite poem!! Eat fun snacks and win prizes for the best jazz vocals & most creative, original poem. *All Teens (13-19) welcome - regardless of experience - An Open Mind is the only requirement!    
Capital Tangueros

Library Tango Practica

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at MLK Library the 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. On 3rd Saturdays, classes are held at the Southwest Neighborhood Library. All levels welcome.  
Origami for Fun

Origami Fun

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Comic Books

Parklands-Turner Comic Book Club

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has a terrific collection of comic books and graphic novels.  Children and teens are encouraged  to come in and enjoy one of the comics on display, or select an item from the catalog from any library in the city and have it delivered to Parklands-Turner, especially for you! Each month, the library staff will select and recommend a graphic novel or comic series for you to enjoy.  Come in and enjoy!
Books to Movie Images

From Amazing Books To Incredible Films

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library regularly displays an assortment of amazing books that have been adapted into incredible blockbuster movies. Every month, library staff will select a book that has been adapted into a film and display it all month long for your reading pleasure. Read and enjoy the featured book of the month. At the end of each month, library staff will present the film adaptation on the big screen TV in the Children's room for your further enjoyment.  
Rush Hour Reads logo.

Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
3D Scanning

Your City in 3D: Digital Flaneur Workshop #2

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
Join DCPL's Makers-in-Residence for a hands-on demonstration of 3D scanning.
lotus flower

Soothing Sunday Yoga

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1:30 p.m.
Presented by Aparna, a certified a yoga instructor, this class is perfect for beginners, featuring soothing Hatha yoga and meditation. All participants must sign a waiver and be at least 18 years old. Please bring your own mat or towel. Session takes place in the sunny story time room on the first floor.   
Yoga

Yoga at the Library

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Sundays in April and May, join us for Pop-Up Yoga at the library taught by instructors from WithLoveDC. WithLoveDC is a movement to spread love, joy, and acceptance throughout the District. The Practice With Love classes aim to create an accessible space for all people to tune into their breath while enjoying the amazing spaces around our beautiful city. WithLoveDC is thrilled to bring their free yoga gatherings to the Southeast Library; come flow with us!
STEAM Team logo

STEAM Team

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room (200) on the first Sunday of each month for STEAM Team. (That's science, technology, engineering, arts, and math - something to interest everyone!) Learn something new and then create something amazing!   For ages 6-12. No registration required. Please call 202-727-1248 with any questions.     
Family Story Time

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more. Recommended for children from birth to 12 years old.  
Tracy Chiles McGhee

Meet Author Tracy Chiles McGhee

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
Tracy Chiles McGhee will discuss her latest novel, Melting the Blues, set in 1957 Arkansas.  The story follows an aspiring musician caught between a yearning to leave his small town and deep connections to the community, an ambivalence that leads him to truly understand the blues.  This program is presented as part of the Spring Author Series at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.  

Shaw Knitting Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle. All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners. In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.  
Job Seekers 2016:  Employment Success

Job Seekers 2016: Employment Success

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

6 p.m.
Please join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we give job seeking support, and help seekers locate JOBS via online searches.   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Every second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. from March– September in the Main Meeting Room on the lower level.   Job seeking assistance is available for Spanish and Amharic speakers. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Rush Hour Reads logo.

Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Hands on keyboard

One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media basics Microsoft Office 2013 Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Jobseeking activities including:  Making and editing resumes or cover letters Applying to jobs online
English Conversation Group

Free English Conversation Classes

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
The Washington English Center, in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, and Guy Mason Recreation Center, will offer free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC.Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at  The Georgetown Neighborhood Library
Baby and Toddler Story Time Image

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. First session is at 10 a.m.and the second is at 11 a.m. Please plan to attend only one of the identical sessions.
Sing Talk and Read DC

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Storytime

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

It's Time to Prepare or Re-think & Re-invent Your Resume

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Preparing a resume is crucial in your effort to land a job, and many career specialists advise that summarizing relevant aspects of your education and experience is the first step in the employment process.  Do you need to write a resume? Do you want to revise one you have already written?  If so, the Drop-In Clinic is for you, each Monday, beginning at 10 a.m.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  Please call 202-724-4691 with any questions.